Sherrard, Valerie. Three million acres of flame.

Author:Mitts-Smith, Debra
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

SHERRARD, Valerie. Three million acres of flame. Dundurn. 195p. c2007. 978-1-55002-727-3. $12.00. J S

October 7, 1825 begins as an ordinary day for Skye Haverill, her family and the people of Newcastle, New Brunswick. It has been a dry and hot fall and Skye notes the thick gray smoke as she leaves her house that morning. As the day wears on, it gets hotter, making it harder to breathe. That night, as the family tries to sleep, a loud rumbling noise announces the approaching flames as fire spreads over the town. Using the context of one of Canada's worst forest fires, Valerie Sherrard tells the story of one girl's family and their...

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